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University College London International Students

University College London International Students

Entry requirements

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UCL Undergraduate Preparatory Certificates are for international students of high academic potential who are aiming to gain access to undergraduate degree programmes at UCL or other top UK universities, but whose education systems in their own countries do not offer qualifications suitable for direct admission.

The UCL Undergraduate Preparatory Certificates website gives a guide to the minimum national high school qualifications for entry. Suitable applicants will be contacted and asked to take an entrance test and interview before being offered a place on the course.

General undergraduate entry requirements

UCL accepts A-levels, International Baccalaureate (IB), and a number of other qualifications for direct entry to its undergraduate programmes. To find out whether UCL accepts qualifications from your home country please select your country and view the ‘Entry requirements’ tab.

Entry requirements by undergraduate programme

For the entry requirements for individual degree programmes, please select your programme from the undergraduate prospectus.

UCL’s International Graduate Preparation Courses (GPC) are designed for international students who are planning to study on a graduate degree programmes at UCL or at another UK institution. These intensive courses are designed to: prepare students for academic study at UCL and other top UK universities; fulfil UCL’s English language proficiency requirements for degree programme entry; satisfy the English language requirements for some courses at other UK universities.

Many course participants will already hold a conditional or unconditional offer of a place on a degree programme; others may still be in the process of applying for a place on a graduate programme. The following courses are available at the UCL Centre for Languages & International Education:

UCL International Pre-Master’s (September – June or January – June)

UCL Pre-sessional English Courses (April, June, July, August – Sept)

General entry requirements for taught master’s degrees

In the UK the grading system for undergraduate degrees is as follows:

  • First-class honours (1st class)
  • Upper second-class honours (2:1)
  • Lower second-class honours (2:2)
  • Third-class honours (3rd)

UCL entry requirements for graduate level programmes are usually listed with reference to the UK grading system. However, there is a guide to the equivalent grades from universities in other countries on the Information by country pages of the UCL website. Please select your country and view the ‘Entry Requirements’ tab.

Entry requirements by taught master’s programme

For the entry requirements for individual taught master’s programmes, please select your programme from the graduate prospectus.

General entry requirements for research degrees/doctorates

Find out about general entry requirements for research degrees/doctorates.

There is a guide to the equivalent grades from universities in other countries on the Information by country pages of the UCL website. Please select your country and view the ‘Entry Requirements’ tab.

International applicants

Around 41% of our students come from outside the UK. We expect our international applicants to have qualifications of a similar standard to our UK applicants – information about the application process and entry requirements can be found below.

Application and entry requirements
Support and help
Applicants outside the EEA (European Economic Area) – visa information
Affiliate (study abroad/JYA) students

Tuition fees and living costs

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For more information on the cost of coming to UCL please visit the Financial Advice and Support page.

Tuition fees

A list of tuition fees can be found on the Current students – Money page. Please select the ‘Fee schedules’ link for the year in which you wish to begin your studies.

Alternatively fees can be found by selecting your programme of interest from the list of undergraduategraduate taught or graduate research programmes.

Fee Status

There is information to help you determine which fee status you fall under (UK/EU or International) on the Tuition fee status-Money page.

For general information on tuition fees and finance, you may wish to visit the Money page.

Living costs

In addition to paying your tuition fees, you will need to budget approximately £1700 per month for general living costs. However, the cost of living can vary depending on your personal spending habits.

Please use the following resources to help you budget for your studies at UCL.

Undergraduate students

There is a guide to living expenses for undergraduate students on the Undergraduate Prospectus pages.

Graduate students

Information on living costs for graduate students can be found on the Graduate Prospectus pages.

Budget Calculator

The international student calculator can help you work out a realistic budget for your studies.

Financial Advice

UCL offers financial advice to current students through the Rights and Advice Centre which is part of the Student Union.

Working in the UK

Read information on working part time during your studies.

Opening a UK Bank Account

A guide on opening a UK bank account.

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